Complete Dental Care With a Gentle Touch

Gentle Touch Family Dentistry is committed to treating each patient with a gentle, caring touch, helping them prevent dental problems and enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles for years. We provide dental care services in Tooele for people of all ages.

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Pain-free and Long-lasting Dental Solutions

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Our primary goal at Gentle Touch Family Dentistry is to teach you and your family what causes oral problems and how to PREVENT them. Secondly, our dental team will carefully evaluate your needs and provide you with the most caring, gentle, thorough, pain-free, and long-lasting dentistry possible. Book a dental appointment with us today.

Dental Treatments

Dental Treatments

  • General Dentistry
  • Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Children’s Dental Care

Oral Health Basics

Advanced Treatments

Advanced Treatments

  • Implant Dentistry
  • Porcelain Veneers – A Perfect Smile
  • Wisdom Teeth Extractions
  • Root Canals

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Our Dental Office

  • Convenient Hours
  • Same-day Emergencies
  • Conveniently located on Main Street in Tooele, UT

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Read Our Patient Testimonials

I brought my son Sam to Dr. Vernon because I wasn’t having any luck with any other dentist. Sam would kick and scream and cry for even an hour after his appointments. But with Dr. Vernon it was totally different. AMAZING! He was so good with him and was able to get him in without crying even a little. He laughed and had fun. I can’t recommend him enough. He made my life so much easier just by being a great dentist and caring about my son having a good experience at the dentist.

– Monica Porter.

I highly recommend Gentle Touch Family Dentistry in Tooele, Utah. Dr Vernon truly has a very gentle touch. He also makes his patients feel comfortable. He and his entire staff show sincere kindness and personal appreciation. My family and I will not go to another dentist.

– Theresa Zerull.

I have to say Dr Vernon is the best dentist I’ve been to in my 40 plus years of life. I have had a fear of dentists my entire life because of bad experiences. I didn’t have that after seeing him. Dr. Vernon will have me as a patient forever.

– Sandy O’Connell.

I moved to Utah 3 1/2 years ago and about two weeks after, I got so sick I thought I was going to die. They tried everything, even allergy shots and the worst was a laser surgery of the throat because the Doctor was sure it would solve the problem and it was a terrible, painful surgery and it didn’t fix a thing. So after 3 1/2 years of throwing the awful crap up in lots of Kleenex it really , really was embarrassing . I had really low energy. I went to the dentist and he told me I had acid reflux and could tell this from my teeth. He told me to take acid pills and guess what, after two weeks I no longer have this terrible, terrible, problem. My energy is totally back and the embarrassment is no longer. I am so thankful to Dr. Vernon for being smart enough to notice my teeth and asking me if I have a problem with acid reflux since he didn’t know I’ve been so sick.

– Gwen W.

I highly recommend Dr. Vernon. He is the best dentist ever!!! I was so afraid of dentists but Dr. Vernon explained detail by detail of what he was doing made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Vernon. He is the Best Dentist Ever!!!

– Christy O.

I was afraid of dentists, and wouldn’t go to them. But since I have been to Doctor Vernon’s office, I am no longer afraid of dentists. In fact, I enjoy my visits. They are wonderful, I highly recommend them

– Barbara G.

We absolutely LOVE coming to Gentle Touch Dentistry! Dr. Vernon is so kind and personal with our family! We love his staff! Pam and Jo Ann, Sheri, and Shawna are always so fun to see and make our visit so comfortable. Dr Vernon is very professional and explains everything so well. Dr Vernon and his staff display team work and you can tell they have mutual love and respect for each other. They have been a team for 20+ years! And that’s impressive!!! Dr. Vernon takes great pride in his work and does not do what is unnecessary, and he educates his patients about their dental needs. Our family wants to keep him as our dentist forever!!!! 5 stars 2 thumbs up A+ in professional care.

– Jessica V.

Everyone is always friendly, you always leave feeling like you are always welcome at this office. Looking forward to my next visit.

– Mark B.

I was very impressed that the dentist called me at 9 o’clock at night to make sure that I was OK. You have a customer for life.

– Gene V.

In the past, there have been things that were not told to me, that would have given me more understanding regarding how to care for my teeth at home. This time, however, the hygienist explained in detail and I feel like I am better equipped to care for my teeth. I appreciated her taking the time to care about my specific needs, and helping me by sending samples that would benefit me in treating my current issues.

– Brandi R.

To Whom it may concern: I have been a patient of Dr. Vernon and Gentle Touch Family Dentistry for six years. I had been thinking about having my wisdom teeth removed for the last four years. I was really afraid it would be long and very painful. I had been having trouble flossing, brushing, and keeping my mouth clean all the way back there. Finally, I decided to have all four wisdom teeth removed.

I will tell you, it wasn’t bad at all. Dr. Vernon is so caring, gentle, and puts you at ease, when he gives you the numbing shots. I have had a lot of shots before, and this was the least amount of pain I have ever felt. When Dr. Vernon started to remove my teeth, I felt some tugging. One by one, they were out.

The worst part was being numb. That lasted till the afternoon. I felt a little discomfort, but never really any pain.

If you are considering having your wisdom teeth removed, I highly recommend Dr. Vernon and Gentle Touch Family Dentistry. He and his staff are amazing. They live up to every letter of the name of their business. Dr. Vernon called me personally to see how I was doing. I really should have had it done sooner. Thank you for your time. Sincerely yours,

– Diana K

“I hate going to the dentist and I have to say that was the most painless trip I have ever made to the dentist. I really liked everyone there and I was very impressed that I was given the Dentist’s phone number at home and that I got a phone call the next day to check up on me. I know where I am going from now on. Thank you very much.”

– Roxy

Over the years I have had different procedures by a dentist like most people. Now being 70 years old, I had two bottom back teeth that had to be removed. I had options as to what to do next. I chose to have two implants which I am so glad I did. I have no complaints about that decision.

– Helen Christiansen

To Whom It May Concern:

I live in Stansbury Park, Utah. This area has many dentists, but I have never met one as knowledgeable and thorough as this one. I have been willing to travel many additional miles to see this dentist because he is honest, skill full; and most important–inspires trust and confidence.

I know that I am getting the best and most suitable treatment. He is the first dentist; and by the way, I am 73 years old, and he gave me detailed advice on how to care for my teeth and gums! I have lived all over the USA, and never met anyone to equal him for quality.

Dr. Vernon also has an exceptional staff.

– Jeanne N. Burton

“Dr. Vernon is the only dentist I’ve been to that truly has the gentle touch. When he gives his numbing shots, there is very little if any pain involved. He’s honest and he takes his time to make sure his patients are comfortable.

– Brenda Buck

“Dr. Vernon, Jo Ann and Pam, Last week, my husband drugged me into Dr. Vernon’s office. I say drugs as going to the dentist has always been very traumatic to me, somewhat like walking into a den of lions and just hoping they were all very full. I must tell you that all of that angst was in vain. From the moment that I walked into the office and throughout the entire process I was put at ease.
I learned more about my teeth in that one visit than any one dentist has shared with me throughout my entire adulthood. Dr. Vernon spent the time to talk with me, develop a path forward, and gave me the reassurance I needed to know that I was in the best hands. His staff was amazing and the entire atmosphere was very relaxing. Best of all, IT DIDN’T HURT!!!!! How many of you can say that about your last dental visit?
I would absolutely recommend Dr. Vernon to anyone. I will be taking my granddaughter next and am totally at ease that her experience will be a very positive one. If you are in doubt, don’t be, make an appointment and go, you will not be sorry.”

– VR Crystal Anderson

Dr. Vernon, Jo Ann and Pam, Thank you for all your help and kindness to me. Especially your encouragement! I am so happy with how everything turned out.

– Becky

Although I used to dread going to the dentist’s office, Dr. Vernon has made my visits pleasant. He is thorough, fast, and very knowledgeable. His staff is top notch and very friendly. And I appreciate his follow-up phone calls to make sure everything is going well. I highly recommend Dr. Vernon for his professional, courteous care.

– Douglas Ahlstrom

I can’t help but say that I am so pleased with Gentle Touch Family Dentistry. My children used to be afraid of the dentist, but now they actually ask frequently if it is their turn or when it will be their turn to go to the dentist. Dr. Vernon makes it fun for the kids, and it is obvious how much he cares about them. The staff and Dr. Vernon make a point to educate them on how to better take care of their teeth. Even my six-year-old flossed (for the first month after a visit to Dr. Vernon) without asking!!!

– Cari Gavin

Dr. Vernon has been our family dentist for the past eleven years. He is always friendly, kind, and patient. Our children love him so much they actually look forward to going to see the dentist.His fun-loving, playful nature makes them feel safe. Our thirteen-year-old son thinks, “…he is awesome!” Our ten-year-old son said, “He is always happy and has a smile on his face.” Our six-year-old daughter describes him as “funny and nice” and our three-year -old said, “He keeps my teeth clean.” As parents, we appreciate Dr. Vernon and his staff because they work very hard to accommodate our busy lives. We highly recommend Dr. Vernon for his professionalism, compassion and expertise.

– Jon and Anne Griffith

“I’m very proud of the implants and crowns that Dr. Vernon has done for me. They are comfortable and look very natural.”

– Mazile England

“Our family has been seeing Dr Vernon for many years. He has a high standard of care and we enjoy going to the office. His staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.”

– Sid Hullinger

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ADA Dentist – Prioritizing Your Health & Safety Always

Gentle Touch Family Dentistry is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA). This means we have made a professional promise to keep your health and safety our first priority. To provide the best patient care possible, we serve you and your whole family in Tooele County – Tooele, Grantsville, and Stansbury Park. If you don’t have dental insurance, you can get dental care at affordable rates with our available offers for patients.


Experience top-quality dental care in a clean and comfortable environment!

Business Hours

Monday –Wed: 7 AM – 4 PM
(Lunch from 11 AM – 12:00 PM)
Thurs: 7 AM - 11 PM

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